Stanford Executive Program (SEP), Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Research in Sedimentation and Tectonics, University of Oxford

BSc Joint Honors, Geology and Oceanography (1st Class), University of Wales


Douglas J. Colkin is a senior executive with over 40 years in the oil and gas industry and has extensive experience in technical leadership roles at small to large multinational companies.


Mr. Colkin has extensive operation and exploration experience in the North Sea, including the following:


Experienced N. Sea manager with two decades of exposure to the operating environment commencing as a Geologist at BP (1974), Senior Geologist at Ranger Oil (1981), Team Lead at Getty Oil (1982) with Mediterranean exploration and production activities then:


Management roles at Enterprise Oil from 1984 to 2001, Expl Team Leader S. North Sea, Manager Production Geology and Geophysics N. Sea overseeing technical and JV management of non-operated and operated interests in 15 oil and gas fields with net production of 80,000 boepd, General Manager Intl Operated Ventures, GM based in Italy working in conjunction with ENI Agip, Total and Exxon-Mobil on Val d’Agri and Tempa Rossa oil fields.


Snr E&P consultant at Wintershall UK 2011-2014, leading work on UK A&D projects.